Sunday, February 04, 2007

Solar Power Plant

Arizona Daily Sun:
A coalition of utility firms, including Tucson Electric Power, Arizona Public Service and the Salt River Project, are considering building a commercial-sized solar power plant that could power as many as 250,000 homes.

A site for the proposed 250-megawatt facility hasn't been finalized, but utility officials said they're looking at sites in Nevada and Arizona. Other potential partners include the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, according to APS officials.

The solar plant would be among the largest built and is being considered to help meet requirement set by Arizona state regulators for utilities to obtain at least 15 percent of their power from renewable resources by 2015.